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Majapahit  

by on Monday, 4 September 2006One Comment | 6,939 views

Majapahit – an ancient East Javanese empire which held power over much of Indonesia from A.D. 1292-1478, finally dissolved by Islamic princes around A.D. 1520. The mightiest indigenous kingdom in Indonesia’s history, Majapahit’s influence had a profound effect on the art, culture, and political organization on Bali.

Majapahit map on East Jawa

A portrait statue of Kertarajasa Jayawardhana, founder of Majapahit, from candi Sumberjati, near Blitar. The statue is now preserved in the national Museum, Jakarta.

A portrait statue of Kertarajasa Jayawardhana, founder of Majapahit, from candi Sumberjati, near Blitar. The statue is now preserved in the national Museum, Jakarta.

The Pura Yeh Gangga at Perean, dating from Majapahit times.

The Pura Yeh Gangga at Perean, dating from Majapahit times.

photos are taken from wikipedia.org and eastjava.com

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  • One Comment »

    • Preze said:

      I’m not sure about “dissolved by Islamic princes” thing.

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